November 18, 1945

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Nov. 18, 1945

Dear Mother and Dad,

               So glad you had such a nice anniversary, and am so sorry I couldn’t be with you.

               There is really not very much to write about. I am still waiting for developments. They come out with an order here one minute and revoke it the next. Everyone is going crazy around here.

               I’m afraid that talk about 3 more points is strictly rumor. There is nothing to it.

               As I said yesterday on the phone, if I enumerated everything that was rumored around this bug-house you would be thoroughly confused. I know that I am as well as

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everyone else. So much for that.

               I called Harry this morning. I told him I didn’t think I would be able to meet him, but that I could call him Wed. to let him know definitely. After thinking it over, however, I feel that it would be to my best advantage to stick around here. Anyway I might be shipped out before that. If I am here I could probably get a pass Thurs. thru Sun. but I told him in a letter tonight that I wouldn’t be able to get it. So I will let it go at that.

               Did you buy your Thanksgiving Turkey yet? I would like to help you devour it.

               We all expected the score to drop to 50 points instead of 55. Eisenhower said that they were sending men home from Europe too fast. That’s probably the reason for slowing down things here. The morale overseas would drop to zero if we were all getting out here. It’s a crazy policy.

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Nov. 18, 1945

Dad, I received your letter and check today. Thanks so much. Living out here is an expensive proposition, especially when one goes on pass so often.

               I bought a sterling silver watch strap that expands and contracts to fit the wrist. It’s ver nice. I bought it for $7.00 at the PX. Here in town it sells for $12.50. Quite a difference, don’t you think?

               How did your “gin” party turn out last night. I think I’ll start learning how to play it again.

               Wish there were more to write about, but I’m afraid there isn’t. Love to you both.

Lovingly, Jerome, Jr.

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